Thursday, April 22, 2010

I love you guys!

First of all, thank you so very much to everyone who commented on my last blog post. I appreciate the advice and encouragement so very much...you guys rock!!

I did 12 miles on Saturday and felt great! That will be my longest run before the half on May 2. My plan for this weekend is 8 miles.

I am still undecided as to whether or not to wear the fuel belt. If it is going to be hot, I will, since I like Gatorade during runs on hot days. If it is not hot, I plan to just wear a Nathan gel-holder belt I just got. It is big enough to hold my fruit flats and keys.

I am now up to 85 followers...wow! Judging by my hit counter there are a lot more people visiting my blog than there are people who leave comments. I would love it if anyone reading this post could leave me a quick comment with something interesting about yourself...what state do you live in? Are you a runner?? What is your favorite color? Anything! Especially if you have a blog...I would love to know so I can visit!

25 comments:

Anne said...

How exciting that your half is in a little over a week already!! I'm sure you'll do great and I look forward to reading all about it!

Heather said...

Getting so close to your half - exciting! Can't wait to read how everything goes. You're going to do awesome!

Erica said...

You are going to rock your half!

I live in Maryland and I am a runner :P

Have a great weekend!

MCM Mama said...

Can't wait to hear about your half!

I'm a Virginia runner, currently working on a goal of running a race in every state.

Suzanne said...

Nope, not a runner! But I am a quilter and a baker. I live in sunny Colorado!

callipides said...

Good luck on your half!

I live in California & will be running a half the same weekend. I can't wait to see your race report.

Michelle said...

Good luck to you!! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

I'm a runner in Tennessee.

Lisbet said...

woohoooo you'll do awesome, I'm so excited for you! It's a great accomplishment.

Sherry said...

I am running my first 10k the day you run your half! I am excited for you! I am a runner from Texas.

BrittanyJane said...

I stumbled onto your blog randomly, and love it! I am an oregon runner and am running my first half marathon in June! Good luck to you!

Wilma NC said...

I think you know me. :^) I'm still reading though not always commenting.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sarah, Good luck on your half!! You will do great. As you know, I am a Colorado runner. Be sure to post pics and information about your race.
Beth

joyRuN said...

Oooh countdown!! You sound ready to rock this half!

LauraElaine said...

Hi Sarah - I am a new follower, a runner and a mom to a 19-month-old little boy. I am currently also training for a half marathon, this will be my 4th one. There is nothing better than the feeling that you get when you cross that finish line! You're gonna love it! Good luck!

Winnston said...

I am always checking this blog. I really enjoy it. As you know, I am a wannabe runner from Long Island. - - -So you've got a belt especially for fruit bars and keys? - ! You rock!

I've enjoyed reading about your training. And, I'll admit it, the whole christmas cookie thing was great, too!

Melani said...

I stumbled upon your blog and look forward to new entries almost daily...I am a runner that is also running my first 1/2 but on May 1..getting that nervous feeling in my stomach and wondering why I even signed up. It will all come together when the starting gun fires the day of the race..until then...

feeling queasy in Illinois,
aka
Melani

ShutUpandRun said...

Hmmmm...something interesting. Well, you already know that I mess myself when I run, or I mess a tree or a bush. Your half is only a week away, right??? You're going to do great.

WendyBird said...

My name is Wendy, I'm a runaholic

Coops Crafty Corner said...

Hi! Best of luck to you! I am not a runner, but wouldn't mind starting just to get back into shape! I am a stay at home mommy with a small online business, and I just happened upon your blog this evening, and found it very interesting! I am originally from Arizona, but am currently in New Mexico, where my husband is stationed.

Judi said...

It sounds like your training is going well for your upcoming half! I don't like to wear the hydration belts -

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The 5K training is pretty doable for my girls but we will take a little longer than the 12 week plan. They do whine a little more than I'd like! But they still keep running so I guess that is good!

I live in Indiana!

Bride Part 2 said...

Hi,

I am a mom of 2 girls. Ages 12 and 2! So yes I run. I live in San Diego, CA and I am planning to run the SD Rock N Roll 1/2 in June. My favorite color is purple and I wear it when I work out. Your blog is great and keeps me encouraged.

Crystal

Tricia said...

good luck!

Theia said...

I'm a runner and triathlete near Philadelphia. I stumbled on your blog a few weeks ago and am so impressed by how many comments you get! (Kinda jealous, too, if you wanna know the truth.)

GOOD LUCK this weekend! Can't wait to hear about it.

~ Theia

imtheguz said...

Hi - Brian from SC, father of a 17mo old and addicted to running...Good luck with your half! About the fuel belt - I always carry a hand-held water bottle, even for a 5k, after I was once slightly dehydrated at the start of a particularly hot 5k race. I still sometimes stop and grab water from an aid station to make sure I have something left in the bottle those last 2-3 miles. Makes me feel a little stronger at the finish!

Alanna said...

Runner! I live in Vancouver, BC. My favourite colour is blue, but somehow most of my running gear is purple.

Have fun on Sunday - I ran my first 1/2 in February and the feeling of crossing the finish line definitely makes up for any of the rest of the race. :)

If you'd like, you can follow me as I train for a marathon (gasp!) at running42km.blogspot.com.